Realme has officially launched their second smartphone ever, the aptly named Realme 2.
The Realme 2 features a 6.2-inch 720p notched screen with a 19:9 aspect ratio, plus an impressive 88.8% screen-to-body ratio. On the inside, it’s powered by a low-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset, up to 4GB of RAM, and up to 64GB of onboard storage.
For selfies, the Realme 2 is equipped with an 8-megapixel shooter that comes with AI Beautify features built-in. There’s a 13-megapixel camera on the back, with an additional 2-megapixel depth-sensing sensor for potrait/bokeh shots.
In terms of security, Realme isn’t skimping on the fingerprint scanner. It’s rear-mounted fingerprint sensor is located in the middle just below the cameras. It also has the face unlock feature that uses the front camera to scan up to 296 facial points of the user.
Interestingly, it has fairly similar design, features, and specifications as the recently announced OPPO A5 and OPPO A3s. In fact, it has the same processors, cameras, and even the 4,230mAh battery capacity.
Realme 2 Specs
- Android 8.1 Oreo, ColorOS 5.1
- Dual SIM, Dual Standby (nano, dedicated)
- 6.2-inch 19:9 FullView 2.5D Curved Glass Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Display, 1520 x 720 pixel resolution, ~271ppi
- 1.8GHz octa-core Snapdragon 450 14nm processor
- Adreno 506 GPU
- 3GB / 4GB RAM
- 32GB / 64GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 256GB via microSD
- Dual 4G VoLTE, HSPA+
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
- 13-megapixel (f/2.2 aperture) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4 aperture)rear cameras, LED flash
- 8-megapixel front-facing camera, 1.12μm pixel size, f/2.2 aperture
- Fingerprint scanner, face unlock
- Bluetooth 4.2
- USB OTG
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
- Dimensions: 156.2 x 75.6 x 8.2 mm
- Weight: 168g
- Colors: Diamond Black, Diamond Red, Diamond Blue
- 4,230mAh non-removable battery
Since it’s an entry-level smartphone, the Realme 2 won’t cost an arm and leg like its bigger brothers. The 3GB + 32GB model’s price starts at Rs. 8,990 (~Php6,900) while the 4GB + 64GB version costs Rs. 10,990 (~Php8,400).